Symbol Deck

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Symbol Deck

Postby Bob Farmer » May 3rd, 2019, 8:13 pm

Is there a commercially available symbol deck that has many more symbols than a standard ESP deck?

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Steve Bryant » May 3rd, 2019, 9:04 pm

The Mental Pictoria deck is probably the best, but not available that I can find. Once a Nelson Enterprises staple. 30 symbols.

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Re: Symbol Deck

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Mergel Funsky » May 3rd, 2019, 10:15 pm

Try to find the "Symbology" deck, by Sean Taylor, originally marketed in 2004.

It's a 52 card deck, with 13 different symbols, each repeated 4 times, each in 4 different colors -- so the colors are roughly parallel to "suits". Each of the 13 designs is easily associated with a number (from 1 to 13), by an easily remembered mnemonic. So, you can do pretty much any card trick, but with colored symbols. And -- get this -- the entire deck is marked (based on the Boris Wild system)!

The deck came with a 40 page book, describing a bunch of effects.

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Re: Symbol Deck

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Chris Aguilar » May 4th, 2019, 12:47 am

Bob Farmer wrote:Is there a commercially available symbol deck that has many more symbols than a standard ESP deck?

I could probably whip up some custom symbols faces for you in playing card format that you could print out.

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Bob Farmer » May 4th, 2019, 8:04 am

This is great--thank you all.

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Re: Symbol Deck

Postby Bob Farmer » May 4th, 2019, 6:07 pm

I've found what I need and the trick will appear in Genii in a few months. It's a killer.


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